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Monday, April 16, 2012

Asian buoys found washed up on Manchester Beach - are they possibly of Japanese origin and from the tsunami?

Don Phelps found two of these large buoys washed up on Manchester State Beach. There were no barnacles on them so they hadn't been in the water for a long time.

Gary Humfeld found a smaller buoy that had been in the water a long time as it did have barnacles on it.

 Below you will see two Asian characters and a series of numbers on the buoy.
Tomorrow I will post the photo of the large light bulb Gary found. If you can further our knowledge in any way, we would surely appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

I hope they're not radioactive!

Frank Drouillard said...

Do they glow in the dark?

Jeanne Jackson said...

We need to get a Geiger counter...just in case. Anybody have one?

Jeanne Jackson said...

The characters on the smaller buoy are Chinese, I've learned. The second character means "treasure" or "precious thing." It's part of the name of the boat. Japanese shares this character, which is Yu Ho, and means "superb treasure." I still don't have the meaning of the first character.